Urinary Health

How Women Can Cope With Incontinence

It can be embarrassing to tell your doctor you have bladder control problems. The good news is that eight in 10 women who seek treatment find relief.

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Women, Your Urine Isn’t Sterile After All

The bladder in a healthy woman contains bacteria similar to what’s found in the vagina, say researchers. Findings of a small small study dispel the common belief that healthy urine is sterile.

By Diane Domina

Cranberry Juice for UTIs? The Brits Say No

Updated urinary tract infection (UTI) guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom are expected to be finalized next month and will recommend against using cranberry juice to combat UTIs.

By Diane Domina

How Kidney Function Affects the Heart

New research supports the idea that even small reductions in kidney function may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

By Devon Schuyler

Losing Weight May Ease Incontinence

Postmenopausal women who lose excess weight and retain muscle strength may be able to prevent or control stress urinary incontinence, research shows.

By HealthAfter50

Is Constipation Linked to Kidney Disease?

A study has uncovered a connection between moderate to severe constipation and poor kidney health.

By HealthAfter50